Monday, June 1, 2020

Blessed Pierre-François Jamet – Saint of the Day – January 12

Bl. Pierre-François Jamet Biography

Bl. Pierre-François Jamet Profile. Born: 12 September 1762 in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: 12 January 1845 in Calvados, France. Feast Day is celebrated on January 12.


The Memorial of Blessed Pierre-François Jamet – Saint of the Day

Blessed Pierre-François Jamet Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 12 September 1762
Country of Birth France of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession N/A
Place of Work France
Date of Death 12 January 1845
Place of Death Calvados, France
Feast Day January 12
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 10 May 1987
Canonization Canonized by N/A
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Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Pierre-François Jamet was born on September 13, 1762, in France. His parents were wealthy farmers, Pierre Jamet and Maria Busnot. They had nine children, two of whom became priests and one nun. Peter received his upper secondary education at the college in Vire from 1777.

He became a priest on 22 September 1787 in the diocese of Bayeaux, France at 20. In 1782, Peter studied philosophy and theology at the renowned university in Caen and in 1784 joined the local seminar which was run by eudist patrons. On September 23, 1786, he became a deacon and a priest in Caen on September 22, 1787.

Peter was appointed chaplain and writer for a community of nuns, “Sisters of the Good Savior” in Caen in 1720 by Anne Leroy. He refused to take the state oath that the revolutionaries and was Imprisoned. Upon his release from prison Peter continued to Minister in secret for the nuns. The congregation survived the revolution despite its small size, many thanks to Peter, who is therefore considered its founder.

On November 14, 1822, Peter was appointed rector of the University of Caen, and this office he had until 1830. In 1827, King Charles X appointed Peter the knight of the Royal Honorary Legion as a recognition of his work. He died on January 12, 1845, in Caen, 82 years old. His grave is in the motherhouse of his institute in Caen (Daughters of the Good Savior)

Blessed Pierre-François Jamet
Blessed Pierre-François Jamet